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NCS News and Information

Stories and News from the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services.

NCS Supports Community Schools, Vision Screenings for Preschoolers

October 10, 2019

Most learning during childhood is visual, and healthy vision is critical to success in the classroom. Yet, one in 20 preschoolers – and one in four school-age children – is affected by vision problems, according to Prevent Blindness America. Despite that, the…

NCS Invites You to Fall Festival in Chantilly

October 9, 2019

Join the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services for our second annual Fall Festival at Ox Hill Baptist Church in Chantilly! This event is FREE to the community and offers lots of information, exhibits and fun for the whole family. Co-sponsored by NCS in partnership with Ox Hill Baptist Church, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, and Pohanka Acura.

NCS Seniors and Staff Shine at Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

October 7, 2019

Can you run 1,600 meters in under seven minutes? Springfield resident Joanne Shabelski can – and she’s got a gold medal to prove it. At 58 years young, Shabelski placed first in her age group at the 2019 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO), and even achieved a new women’s record for the 1,600-meter run event. Her time of 6:59 is the fastest in her age group since NVSO began tracking…

Older Adults Celebrate Diversity and Culture at International Friendship Day Event

August 26, 2019

The Lincolnia Senior Center recently hosted an inaugural International Friendship Day program. The program was the brainchild of Danilo “Danny” Lunaria and his wife Milagros “Mila.” Seeking ideas for a summer event at the center, the Lunarias were inspired by the International Day of Friendship. First proclaimed by the U.N. in 2011, this annual event was created with the goal of uniting people…

County, ARTSFAIRFAX Taking Creative Aging Partnership to the Next Level

July 31, 2019

Fairfax County Senior Centers and ARTSFAIRFAX arepreparing to launch anArtist Residency program that will offer more in depth creative aging opportunities for Fairfax County's 50+ community. The newprogram is an off-shoot program from the annual Creative Aging Festival which celebrates the…

Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Vacation ... And Neither Do We!

May 16, 2019

More than 56,000 residents in Fairfax County experience food insecurity, not having access to nutritious food on any given day.

* Data from Feeding America

Each year, when the academic year ends and kids no longer receive school meals, local food pantries struggle to keep the shelves stocked as individuals andfamilies in need search for even…

Register Your Child Today for a Summer Experience Like No Other

May 6, 2019

In homes across the county, children and teens are preparing for finals, SOLs, prom, graduation and more! Yes, summer is coming, and it will be here before you know it!

Parents: Are you looking for ways to keep your children engaged while school is out of session?


Fund Your Mission: Fairfax County Offers Workshop for Grant Writing Success

April 24, 2019

For many nonprofits the ability to author a winning grant proposal is a skill of paramount importance. Do you know what funders are looking for in a winning proposal? Can you craft a compelling and captivating story that illustrates the value and impact your services and/or programs provide? Are you aware of the common mistakes that sink grant proposals?

In an effort to answer…

Fairfax County Recognized for Senior Center Inclusion Services

April 10, 2019

The Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) and program partner, ServiceSource, Inc., received Honorable Mention from the 2019 Commonwealth Council on Aging's Best Practices Awards Selection Committee in recognition of their transformative Senior Center Inclusion Services. These services provide needed supports to…

Registration Open for 2019 Therapeutic Recreation Summer Camps

March 27, 2019

Summertime calls for friends, fun and...SUMMER CAMP!

Therapeutic Recreation Services offers a variety of affordable summer camp experiences for individuals(ages 2to 22)with developmental, intellectual, physical, emotional and learning disabilities to enjoy a variety of special events, games, activities, sports, field trips, musical activities and much more!

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